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Last Updated : May 21,2018



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High Blood Pressure, Low Salt Recipes

WHAT IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)?

We all regularly use the words ‘blood pressure’ when we feel even slightly ill, without really understanding what they mean. Blood pressure (B.P) is merely the pressure exerted on blood vessels by circulating blood due to the rhythmic beating (contraction and relaxation) of the heart. That means normal blood pressure is not something to be worried about – if your heart is beating your blood will exert pressure on the blood vessels.

What is a cause for worry is when a person has high blood pressure (or hypertension). In such a case his heart has to exert more force to pump almost the same quantity of blood within the same time. The two parameters for this are Systolic B.P, which is the pressure exerted during the contraction of the heart, and is always high; and Diastolic B.P, which is the pressure exerted during the relaxation of the heart, and is comparatively low. High blood pressure in an adult is defined as blood pressure equal to or greater than 140 mm Hg systolic pressure or equal to or greater than 90 mm Hg diastolic pressure.

High blood pressure or hypertension is more and more prevalent these days, especially among younger people. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the reasons for this is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes.

Levels of High Blood Pressure

The easiest and most reliable way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your B.P checked regularly. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mm Hg). The average ideal B.P levels are 120/80 for young people, and 140/90 for older people. Levels equal to or higher than these indicate that you may be suffering from mild, moderate or severe B.P. It is very important to initiate the right treatment once you discover what level of high B.P you suffer from.



Level of severity Systolic B.P Diastolic B.P TREATMENT
Mild B.P (most commonly occurring stage) 140-160 90-100 Can be easily brought back to normal with some life style management, diet modification and proper medication.
Moderate B.P (progressive stage and predisposes one to several other complications like heart disease and diabetes) 160-200 100-120 Should undergo regular blood pressure checks, take required medication, reduce weight, restrict sodium intake, and make appropriate lifestyle modifications.
Severe B.P (highest risk stage) Above 200 Above 120 Once a person’s B.P reaches this level, it is very difficult to bring it back to normal. A person with such high B.P must be very cautious about medications, and maintain the right sodium and potassium ratio in his diet. Lifestyle modifications are also required.

The recipes in this section have been designed to use minimum salt yet retaining its taste and flavour. In most of the recipes we have measured and used the minimum amount of salt required to make a dish appetizing, however you can decrease or increase the salt according to the daily sodium limit prescribed to you. However in other recipes, you can follow a thumb rule – 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon of salt for a serving of 4. Ranging from breakfast options, and soups and Salads to rotis, subzis and international cuisine, the recipes use low-sodium ingredients, limited amount of oil and are devoid of high-sodium processed foods.

Cabbage and Dal Paratha , Dahi Bhindi , Jowar Pyaz ki Roti , Mili Jhuli Subzi and many more recipes are a true treasure for hypertensives. For those who want to please their palate for pickle, can try Carrot Pickle and Green Chilli Pickle . So tuck the salt out of sight, and start reducing your sodium intake. Eat healthy to keep your blood pressure in check.

Try Our Other Lower Blood Pressure Recipes…
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Lower Blood Pressure Breakfast Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Desserts Sweets Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure International Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Rice, Pulao Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Rotis, Parathas Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Salads Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Soups Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes
Happy Cooking!


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Recipe# 40446
11 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Reducing salt intake is very easy. You just need to top up on other flavourful and aromatic ingredients and you will barely notice the missing salt. Not only that, you also need to understand that a low-sodium diet does not mean just salt – you need to also reduce other high-sodium ingredients. ....
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Recipe# 41134
09 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Almond, Berry and Coconut Cake is a dashing treat for the palate, with its melt-in-the-mouth texture and splendid flavour. This unique cake is made with almond flour, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and honey, unlike run-of-the-mill cakes that are made with maida and sugar. Your body ....
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Recipe# 42376
01 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Roasted Sunflower Seeds are a healthy and tasty addition to your kitchen shelf. You can just pop a few into your mouth, add them to mouth-fresheners or sprinkle them over salads and subzis to add a unique crunch and appreciable nutritional value too. Sunflower seeds are rich in
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Recipe# 42347
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Armed with recipes like these, you can ensure a healthy and tasty breakfast without sweating in the kitchen. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together and let them sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, when the oats, berries and almond milk have become acquainted with each other, ....
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Recipe# 3892
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotis are relished all over the state. Thickly rolled bajra rotis are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the rotis. But here’s a tava ....
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Recipe# 38880
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These taste really good when served piping hot with ghee. . . The tinge of garlic gives a nice twist to these bland rotis. . . Very easy to make and definitely worth a try!
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Recipe# 22311
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The sweet, earthy flavour of green peas meets the herby accents of basil in this awe-inspiring recipe. We have retained the high fibre content of green peas in this soup by not straining it. This, along with the restricted use of salt, makes this soup good for those with high blood pressure. Alt ....
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Recipe# 42518
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Hummus is a wonderful accompaniment , which can be served with Lavash or as a dip with your favourite finger foods . Here is an u ....
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Recipe# 1331
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Health-freaks will definitely love this drink not just for its nutrients but also for its colour and taste. The fruits and vegetables used to prepare this juice have been carefully chosen, which is infused with sufficient vitamins A, C and digestive enzymes, to meet a daily requirement. It is very s ....
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Recipe# 22327
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
To many, the phrase comfort food is synonymous with Khichdi, a nourishing and homely food that never fails to satiate. In this recipe, we have combined high fibre oats with yellow moong dal to make a Nourishing Khichdi with a difference. Veggies add a welcome crunch to this recipe, while also br ....
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Recipe# 22309
23 May 18

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by Tarla Dalal
A great combination of cereals, pulses and vegetables, this balanced dish can be made more nutritious by replacing half the wheat flour with soya flour or nachni flour.
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Recipe# 42345
22 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Top-up your nutrients with this tasty smoothie, on days when you are in a rush and don’t have time for a full-fledged breakfast . Filling, tasty and loaded with nutritious ingredients, this healthful Strawberry, Almond Milk an ....
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Recipe# 42346
22 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Coconut Milk is being increasingly recognised for its health benefits. With a creamy, pleasant flavour, it adds not just nutrients but also taste to any dish it is used in. This no-fuss, easy-to-make Vegan Oats and Coconut Milk Pudding is a wonderfully healthy breakfast with a creamy mouth-feel ....
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High Blood Pressure
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 on 11 May 18 08:06 PM


Hello; My name is Salima Hemani and I am trying to locate some recipes for lower BP. I have tried several times, but have not been able to locate them in English. Can you please let me know what is the easiest way to access them. My email is shemanihello@gmail.com. Thanks Salima
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Tarla Dalal    We don''t have a section on recipes for low BP. We are considering your request and soon will have recipes for this category too.
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